Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater have remained in a heated quarterback competition for the Denver Broncos starting job throughout the preseason. Neither player has been able to gain an edge, even with less than three weeks to go until Week 1 of the 2021 campaign.
For Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, the stating quarterback position is still open as of Tuesday, according to James Palmer of NFL Network.
Fangio confirmed that sentiment after Sunday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, leading to both quarterbacks putting in extra work after practice on Tuesday. According to Palmer, Bridgewater and Lock conducted scrambling drills after a team workout that went on for over two hours.
While one was going through the drill, the other one played wide receiver, which is indicative of the collaborative nature that has defined the Broncos quarterback competition.
“Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock are still getting work in after this fully padded practice that went well over 2 hours. They’re on a side field running scramble drills and actually playing WR for each other. According to Vic Fangio it’s still a competition for the starting job,” Palmer wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock are still getting work in after this fully padded practice that went well over 2 hours. They’re on a side field running scramble drills and actually playing WR for each other. According to Vic Fangio it’s still a competition for the starting job.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 24, 2021
Fangio complimented both quarterbacks after Sunday’s preseason win over the Seahawks. He expressed confidence that the team can succeed with either one, but also shared that the Broncos have tossed around the idea of having Lock and Bridgewater split time once the regular season begins.
“Both of these guys have done well,” Fangio said in a press conference after the game. “We can play and win with either one of these guys, and that’s a good thing.”
Whatever the Broncos decide, they’ll want to do so as soon as possible. That way whichever quarterback does come out on top while have ample time to work with the rest of the first-team before Week 1.
Denver will kick-off the year on the road against the New York Giants. At this rate, fans might not know who will line up under center until the week of the game.